Amid the New York Yankees' worst two-week stretch to begin a season in more than two decades, general manager Brian Cashman admitted the team is off to a "really disappointing" start but would exude patience with both the roster and coaching staff.

"It's 15 games," Cashman said Monday. "It's 15 games I'd like to forget."

Yankee fans are in crisis mode after a weekend sweep by the division rival Tampa Bay Rays that dropped New York to an American League-worst 5-10, marking only the eighth time in franchise history they have lost 10 of their first 15 games.

The Yankee offense has struggled mightily out of the gate, batting .210 as a team with a .346 slugging percentage -- the lowest in the majors -- and just 16 home runs despite a slugger-laden lineup that features Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.